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Joe Wright’s 2011 action thriller Hanna is joining the ever-growing list of movies to receive a TV adaptation, with THR reporting that NBC Universal International Studios is in development on a potential series.
Hanna starred Saoirse Ronan as a young girl raised in the wilderness by her father (Eric Bana), a former CIA operative, who trained her as a lethal assassin. Her skills are put to use when Cate Blanchett’s CIA agent tracks them down, looking to eliminate them both.
The TV adaptation will be written by David Farr, who co-wrote the original movie, and recently scripted the hit spy thriller series The Night Manager. Farr is also attached to executive produce with Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements. »
- Gary Collinson
We don’t need to remind you that movies are more frequently becoming fodder to spark TV reboots — all you have to do is take a spin around the small screen dial, or dive into the Hollywood trades on any given week, and you’ll find more than a few projects either already airing, or in development. And now another is joining the pile.
NBCUniversal International Studios and Tomorrow Studios are teaming up for a TV take on Joe Wright‘s thriller “Hanna.” The 2011 film starred Saorise Ronan as the titular teenage girl, raised with the lethal skills of an assassin by her ex-cia father, only to wind up on the run when the agency comes gunning for the pair.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Hollywood seems to be on an eternal quest to take every property that’s ever existed and remake it, reboot, or sequelize it. It’s a trend we’ve grown familiar with as film fans, and despite our gripes, the fact is it makes sense from a business perspective. In a world where competition for your entertainment dollar is at an all-time high, studios and TV networks are willing to take any semblance of recognizability in hopes that audiences will be more willing to give their film or TV series a second glance.
However, while it is easy to be cynical about the entire system, every so often, we get a remake or reboot that makes sense. While I can’t say for sure if this next story does make sense, it is, at the very least, interesting.
- Joseph Medina
David Farr likely isn’t returning to write the second season of The Night Manager. He’s said before that John le Carré’s spy story is over for him, but one story he might return to is one he co-wrote years ago. The wrier-director is hoping to make a Hanna television series with NBCUniversal International Studios. Below, learn more about the Hanna TV show. According […]
- Jack Giroux
Dammit. I could kick myself right now for never having made the time to watch Joe Wright's assassination thriller Hanna starring Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, and Cate Blanchett. I don't know why I never got around to it, I suppose it just sort of fell into obscurity along with several other films I probably should have seen by now. Anyway, NBC Universal International Studios is digging into their... Read More »
- Steve Seigh
NBCUniversal International Studios is once again looking to its film library for its next potential series.
Directed by Joe Wright (Antonement), the action-adventure thriller centered on a girl raised in the wilderness of northern Finland by her father (played by Eric Bana), an ex-cia operative, who trains her as an assassin. Cate Blanchett played a senior CIA agent who tries to track down and eliminate the girl and her father.
Farr co-wrote the film, which was »
- Kate Stanhope
Exclusive: David Farr, the writer behind the hit BBC/AMC show The Night Manager, is developing a TV version of offbeat assassin pic Hanna with NBCUniversal International Studios. It's familiar territory for Farr, who co-wrote the 2011 Saoirse Ronan starrer with Seth Lochhead for Universal’s Focus Features. The film, which earned $63.8M worldwide and $40.3M domestically, was directed by Joe Wright and saw Ronan play the badass daughter of an ex-government operative who… »
The Night Manager was quite easily one of the best TV shows of 2016, and while the Tom Hiddleston-led BBC drama felt very much like a standalone series, it has now been revealed that a second season is currently in the works and already being written.
Director Susanne Bier’s adaptation of the John le Carre novel was met with widespread critical acclaim, huge ratings and a ton of awards, so this news probably shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Regardless, here’s what she said about where things currently stand with The Night Manager after confirming that season 2 is currently in the works:
“We all very much want to do a season two, but the thing we absolutely do not want is to do something that does not live up to the level of season one. That would be a really bad idea.”
That’s definitely encouraging to hear, »
- Josh Wilding
Since the dawn of the 21st century, action cinema has undergone a bigger change than perhaps any other genre. As the tools with which filmmakers craft their works have continually advanced, a sort of renaissance has begun wherein action films stepped firmly into their own. Often put in the same category as horror — not taken seriously as a form of artistic expression outside of its core fanbase — action has had to boldly announce itself as a viable medium through which big set pieces, but also big ideas, can be presented and explored.
With the highly anticipated John Wick: Chapter 2 arriving in theaters this Friday, we’ve set out to reflect on the millennium’s action films that have most excelled. To pick our top 50, we’ve reached out to all corners of the globe, choosing an array of films ranging from grand to gritty, brutal to beautiful. The result »
- The Film Stage
Production has begun in the U.K. on writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson's untitled new film. Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is joined in the cast by Lesley Manville, who was a BAFTA Award nominee for Best Actress for Another Year, and Vicky Krieps, whose films include A Most Wanted Man and Focus Features' Hanna. Focus holds worldwide rights to the film, and will distribute the film in the U.S. later this year with Universal Pictures handling international distribution.
The film's producers are JoAnne Sellar, Megan Ellison, through her Annapurna Pictures, and Paul Thomas Anderson. The executive producers are Peter Heslop, Adam Somner, and Daniel Lupi. Chelsea Barnard and Jillian Longnecker are overseeing production for Annapurna. Continuing their creative collaboration following 2007's There Will Be Blood, which earned Mr. Day-Lewis the Best Actor Academy Award, Mr. Anderson will once again explore a distinctive milieu of the 20th century. »
Production began this week in the U.K. for Focus Features, which announced in September that it had obtained worldwide rights to the project.
Manville has been in several of Mike Leigh’s films including “Secrets and Lies” and “Another Year,” for which she received a BAFTA Best Actress nomination. Krieps’ credits include “A Most Wanted Man” and Focus Features’ Hanna.
Focus will distribute the film in the U.S. later this year with Universal Pictures handling international distribution. The film’s producers are JoAnne Sellar; Megan Ellison, through her Annapurna Pictures; and Paul Thomas Anderson. The executive producers are Peter Heslop, Adam Somner, and Daniel Lupi. Chelsea Barnard and Jillian Longnecker are overseeing production for Annapurna.
The collaboration between Anderson and Day-Lewis »
- Dave McNary
Production has begun in the U.K. on writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s untitled new film. Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is joined in the cast by Lesley Manville, who was a BAFTA Award nominee for Best Actress for Another Year, and Vicky Krieps, whose films include A Most Wanted Man and Focus Features’ Hanna.
The film’s producers are JoAnne Sellar, Megan Ellison, through her Annapurna Pictures, and Paul Thomas Anderson. The executive producers are Peter Heslop, Adam Somner, and Daniel Lupi. Chelsea Barnard and Jillian Longnecker are overseeing production for Annapurna.
Continuing their creative collaboration following 2007’s There Will Be Blood, which earned Mr. Day-Lewis the Best Actor Academy Award, Mr. Anderson will once again explore a distinctive milieu of the 20th century. »
- Melissa Thompson
At long last, Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis‘ There Will Be Blood reteam — which is set in the 1950s fashion industry in London — began production over the last few days, but aside from some photographic proof, Focus Features have been silent regarding the additional cast and crew. With a working title of Phantom Thread, a few readers have done some digging and we’ve got a few more members to add to the ensemble.
First up, taking a page from Mike Leigh’s handbook, Lesley Manville (Secrets & Lies, Another Year) and Richard Graham (Vera Drake, Titanic) have both joined the film, as noted on talent agency pages. An actress spotted in set photos has also been identified as Vicky Krieps (A Most Wanted Man, Hanna). For hailing from Luxembourg, she’d certainly fit the initial casting net of “young actresses of Eastern European descent” for the female lead, so »
- Jordan Raup
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